13th July 2012
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If you're a fan of LaunchBar or Alfred on the Mac, you'll love this iOS application.
Launch Center Pro is both an application and task launcher. Install it in your iOS dock and get immediate access to all your favourite applications as well and your most commonly used tasks.
No need to hunt or search for an app, open it and then find the required function. With Launch Center Pro, you can configure these right in the application, all just a tap or a swipe away.
Launch Center Pro comes preconfigured with some common (and some not so common) applications launchers and tasks set up, and I take you through these default settings. The real power of the app becomes apparent when you configure it for your own personal needs.
The tutorial takes you through customising and configuring Launch Center Pro to turn it into your own personal productivity powerhouse.
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|Introduction to LCP||[6m 18s]|
|Default Actions & Groups||[2m 28s]|
|Configuring LCP||[2m 53s]|
|Creating Actions||[2m 30s]|
|Creating Groups||[3m 23s]|
Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.
There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.
Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.
WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog.
In this episode, I take a look at the official WordPress iOS app.
The app allows you to access and update your WordPress site and with the installation of the JetPack plugin, so much more.
Ever wanted to speed through all the blog posts and articles you have lined up to read? If so, ReadQuick may just be the Application for you!
ReadQuick is a speed reading application, designed to display one word at a time in quick succession, yet still allowing you to comprehend the meaning of the article. You can configure the speed and increase it as you get more proficient.
You can read any web page using the built-in browser, but it also has full integration with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability, as well as built-in links for partner content providers.
Ember is a graphics and image organiser from RealMac Software. Following on from this week's Mac show where I take a look at the Mac version of Ember, this show covers the iOS version.
Ember allows you to sync your Ember library via iCloud or Dropbox, and lets you carry your inspiration images with you. You can also capture images from your iPad and iPhone and they will sync back to your Mac. With the addition of some in-app purchases, you can auto-import screenshots or annotate your images on the go.
One of the biggest frustrations when traveling is having to rely on the limited storage on both my iPad and iPhone, especially when trying to select the movies I want to take with me. This is made worse by trying to decide which movies need to go on which device.
The solution to the problem is to use external storage, preferably a drive with wireless connectivity.
This week, I take a look at the LaCie Fuel Drive - either 1 or 2TB of external storage in a small, compact enclosure with both USB3 and built in WifI capability. Perfect, especially with its 10 hours of battery life!
I also take a look at the companion app for managing the Fuel Drive - Seagate Media - as well as a look at a much better solution for playing media on your iPad or iPhone via the LaCie Fuel drive - Infuse.
Apple have always gone the extra mile as far as accessibility support in both iOS and OSX.
In this tutorial, I take a look at some of the accessibility features in iOS7.
You may be surprised at how many accessibility features can actually be useful for able bodied individuals.
Day One is the ultimate Diary/Journaling app for iOS. It's a universal app for both iPad and iPhone with built in sync using iCloud or DropBox.
Create beautiful diary entries and optionally augment them with location information, weather, maps, images, motion activity or even the music playing on your iPhone or iPad.
Once created, you can review at your leisure or publish your posts using the new Day One "Publish" feature. Sign up for a free Day One account and each published post is transformed into a gorgeous web page that you can share via email or via your favourie social network, automatically.
Day One for iOS will work independently, but there is also a Mac version available to access your diary entries on all your devices.
Launch Center Pro tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 1 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
This issue is available for individual purchase as a back issue in the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine iPad App